Pakistan’s Ministry of States and Frontier Regions has unequivocally pledged to continue aiding and assisting Afghan refugees.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has released a statement saying Pakistan will continue to accord due protection the refugees.
It is a sign of our national strength that though the government may be heaving under a myriad of burdens, it will not forget its moral compass. We owe it to our faith to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, and what better than to help one’s neighbor?
Afghanistan and Pakistan are essentially connected, their fates will only be successful if they support one another. As Afghanistan fights their extremists, so do we. As Afghanistan seeks stability and economic opportunity, so do we. They are our brothers, and we should be proud of the chance to help in any capacity.
The Ministry is to be applauded for recognizing the need for fraternity and compassion in the midst of tough times for both Pakistan and Afghanistan.